"According to new research delivered today here at the Black Hat
security conference, millions of home routers may have a serious
"In his presentation at Black Hat, security researcher Craig
Heffner detailed how an external attacker could gain full control
of a user's router and use that to gain access to the internal
local area network (LAN). Though the implications are ominous,
Heffner, also detailed a variety of steps users can take to protect
""The question is not how to hack the routers, that's easy,"
Heffner said. "The question is how to get access when you're not on
the local LAN."